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*** Last Day of Half Term: Wednesday 18th October *** First Day Back for All Children: Monday 30th October ***

Drama

Drama Curriculum

Drama is outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum under the ‘Spoken Language’ section, which says:

 

“All pupils should be enabled to participate in and gain knowledge, skills and understanding associated with the artistic practice of drama. Pupils should be able to adopt, create and sustain a range of roles, responding appropriately to others in role. They should have opportunities to improvise, devise and script drama for one another and a range of audiences, as well as to rehearse, refine, share and respond thoughtfully to drama and theatre performances.”

 

Year 1
  • Create drama in a group
  • Explore familiar characters and storylines
  • Perform a different character
  • Play out a storyline
  • Evaluate why they like a performance
Year 2
  • Work in different groups to explore ideas
  • Present traditional stories, own stories and work drawn from other subjects
  • Consider thoughts and feelings of characters
  • Recite a poem, story or rhyme
  • Evaluate performances and build on feedback
Year 3
  • Explore stories and characters individually and in groups
  • Present events and characters using drama strategies
  • Engage and interest the audience 
  • Perform showing understanding of intonation, volume and action
  • Identify and discuss qualities of other’s performances including drama skills and strategies
Year 4
  • Create roles with different behaviours and viewpoints
  • Develop ideas in groups
  • Perform a variety of characters and stories considering mood and atmosphere
  • Stay in role in a performance 
  • Comment constructively on the effects of other performances
Year 5
  • Use characterisation to explore complex issues
  • Use a variety of drama strategies correctly
  • Perform improvised and scripted scenes
  • Justify answers, arguments and opinions
  • Use and recognise the impact of drama strategies and skills
Year 6
  • Improvise characters from different times and cultures
  • Use drama strategies to explore themes such as hope and fear
  • Create mood in performances using voice, movement and facial expressions
  • Build tension in a scene
  • Consider the impact of a live performance

 

Drama curriculum overview

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Westminster Abbey Drama trip

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20 students from year 5 and 6 went to Westminster Abbey for a guided tour and workshop about Shakespeare.

Drama Summer Term

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*** Last Day of Half Term: Wednesday 18th October *** First Day Back for All Children: Monday 30th October ***

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Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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